Boomer beauties, have you ever noticed that with thousands of makeup products on the market, sometimes we still don’t get it right? We buy what’s “new” and “hot” at the drug store, or get prodded into purchasing products we don’t really need or want at our local department store, after a “free” makeup lesson at the counter.
I’ve been using Lauren Hutton’s line for many years, after my talent agent in Los Angeles recommended it. I love that everything I need is in a handy face disc that goes anywhere. It’s lightweight, sheer, professional, just right.
The gorgeous model Hutton has parlayed her beauty and brains into a line of products that are just right for us. I asked her “baby-boomer-specific” questions and am excited to share her answers here. After an initial retirement, Hutton returned to modeling at age 46, chagrined to learn there was nothing in makeup really suited to baby boomer women. She changed all that with her easy-to-use line—she shows you how. Really.
Hutton’s “Good Stuff”
- MYB: What mistakes do boomer gals typically make?
LH: Wearing too much makeup or worse, none at all. They either wear what they wore in their younger years, the way they have always worn it but it doesn’t work for their older skin. Or they see that wearing the same old thing doesn’t work so they give up and skip makeup. They don’t understand that they can look just as good as they did before but they have to use the right stuff for their new skin needs.
- MYB: If the skin isn’t great, it’s wrinkled or spotted, (Yikes!) what to do?
LH: Nobody has perfect skin. We all have our own issues to deal with. Having perfect skin is a rare thing. Very few models even have perfect skin. You have to use the right makeup to camouflage your flaws. Use new tricks. That’s what makeup is for! It’s meant to correct and even your skin tone, shadow/shade areas you want to hide and highlight your best features.
- MYB: How much is too much makeup?
LH: If you look “made up” you’ve gone too far. It should still look like you when you’re finished applying: You but better, that’s my motto. Wear just enough to get the job done. Unless you’re going out to some special event where you plan to get your picture taken, there’s no reason to “put on the dog” as they say. Daily makeup should be subtle. Night makeup can be slightly more dramatic but you look best when it’s not heavy.
Hutton shares news
- MYB: Do we need a primer?
LH: Some women who have dry skin can really benefit from primer, but those with oily skin should skip it. Use a good moisturizer and allow it to absorb before applying makeup.
- MYB: What’s new in the line?
LH: We are working on new items. It’s hard to improve on the best stuff, which is the stuff I use every day. But I am always trying new things to see what works and if I can improve them in some way. I have to say, I don’t leave the house without either my Face Disc or my Passport to South Pacific [travel-inspired make-up kit] in my purse. Plus I’m thinking of offering other things on my website soon, non-makeup items, things I love and can’t live without. So stay tuned!
(Remember: No one pays to be on Mind Your Body. These products are really good.)